We are the giant killers of our generation.
Moses was called by God to awaken the Giant Killers in Egypt who had forgotten who they were. If a lion is caged long enough, he doesn’t even believe he’s a lion any more.
Ex 6:9 So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged… NLT
The Israelites had become so discouraged they couldn’t hear God’s Word.
Discouragement is a funny thing. Just by looking at the word you see it is the loss of courage. Largely it deals with the embrace of a bad attitude that becomes an overall perspective that has no room for anything other than rehearsing limitation and confinement.
If your revelation never gets bigger than your environment, you’ll always live a life of confinement.
Discouragement is more common than most people realize. It comes and it goes but God remains the same! Moses is trying to get these Israelites to shake off discouragement and believe God’s word. Moses himself will later face such discouragement that he asks God to just take his life.
Two other prophets in the Bible were discouraged to the point of wanting to die, Elijah and Jonah.
Jonah’s situation fascinates me. He was disobedient and God was gracious. He delivered the word to Nineveh and it worked! They repented! And Jonah’s response was that he got mad about God’s grace for the disobedient – which he had just experienced himself.
Discouragement isn’t logical so if you find yourself not understanding why you’re feeling discouraged just realize you were born for more than living in the world’s system. Giant Killers don’t belong in Egypt!
Jonah 4:1-8 But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. 3 “Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.” NAS
God is doing something remarkable in our world right now and we must prepare our minds to operate on the level of our anointing realizing it takes steady work! Stay in the word! Stay in prayer! Stay connected to believers! You are easy prey when you are isolated. It is not good for man to be alone and we truly do need you in this fight!
The Bible speaks of how God is doing a new thing! He’s not asking us to do a new thing. He’s doing a new thing and we need to pay attention!
Major revival is happening among Muslims in our world and these descendants of Ishmael suddenly find themselves loving Jesus. They are realizing the heritage of Christ that came through the Jews and now there is a movement happening where Muslims are beginning to win Jews to Christ. The orphan son is redeeming Abraham’s sons.
God is able! No matter what your situation may be, you must shake off discouragement so you can hear God’s Word and take heart for what’s ahead. Giant Killers don’t belong in bondage in Egypt!
Why not share the story of God’s grace in your life with someone this week?